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Recent Exam Question in IELTS Speaking Part 1 (Riding Bicycles)


Part 1 of IELTS speaking includes basic questions of introduction about your name, study, work, likes or dislikes. Here, you need to state reason as well along with specifying your interests. Let us practice with recently appeared IELTS Speaking questions. First, read the question aloud and answer it. Then, compare your answer with the given sample answer.

May I know your name?

My name is Ritu Chaudhary.

Can I check your ID card?

Yes, please.

Which place are you from?

I belong to Chandigarh which is the capital of two states, Punjab and Haryana.

Are you working or studying?

I am currently a student, studying in Bachelor of Commerce, in the final year. I study in the nearest government college and it’s been 2.5 years since the day I got admission here. Now, I am planning to go abroad for my higher studies.

Did you learn riding a bicycle when you were a child?

Yes, I learnt how to ride a bicycle when I was 10 years old. One of my close friends trained me; otherwise I had no idea about riding a bicycle. It took me a week to learn it properly and then I was able to ride it well.

Is it easy for you to ride a bicycle in your country?

Yeah, riding a bicycle is actually considered as the easiest way to travel from one place to the other. Bicycles are the only vehicles that even the kids are able to ride. It hardly takes few days to learn it thoroughly and then, I think, nobody can ever forget how to ride a bicycle.

What do you think are the benefits of riding a bicycle for a child?

I think there are numerous benefits to be counted. Firstly, it is the safest vehicle for a child who can ride it with less effort and without much supervision. Secondly, it would be fun for him to go on a ride along with friends. Kids really enjoy a lot when it comes to riding a bicycle.

Is it safe to ride bicycles on the roads?

Definitely, it is quite safe to ride bicycles on the roads as compared to other vehicles such as car. It’s easy that one can keep on travelling from one area to the other by merely following basic traffic rule of aligning oneself to the left side of road and that it is not to be ridden in the middle of the road or at the right side where big vehicles are driven.

You may use the following words or phrases for the above type of questions in IELTS speaking:

  • Travel/commute/roam around/wander around
  • Place/area/region/location
  • Considered/believed/thought
  • Numerous benefits/several advantages
  • Easiest/fastest/safest/best
  • Firstly/secondly/thirdly/lastly/finally

*When you agree, start your answer with “yes, yeah, of course, definitely, surely, I feel so, I believe, I think that etc.”

*When you disagree, start your answer with “no, I do not, I don’t, I prefer not, I am not, I do not agree, I do not think so, I don’t believe it to be true etc.”

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